There has been a significant response by National Treasury, the South African Revenue Service, the private sector and various government bodies in respect of relief measures aimed at minimising the negative effect of COVID-19. This article will cover two aspects; first a brief summary of the measures recently introduced by National Treasury and SARS in so far as they relate to tax relief for businesses and individuals. Second, we’ll give you details of the various kinds of funding streams available to businesses to combat the financial implications of COVID-19.
In 2017 and 2018 the year on year growth in South Africa’s manufacturing production declined substantially. In 1994 manufacturing accounted for 20% of GDP. It now stands at 14%.
In February 2019, local utilisation of available manufacturing capacity was sitting at 80.8%, leaving 12.2% capacity unused.
In a sluggish economy, where demand is weak, margin management is a business imperative.
Manufacturing executives often think they know how well their company is managing margins,
You might think a Finance Director’s role is confined to traditional finance activities, but today’s FD’s (or CFO’s) can add invaluable strategic direction to your business.
In the past, an FD’s responsibilities might have been confined to high-level accounting such as providing timely financial statements and monthly management reports, managing investments and expenses, monitoring cash flow, and managing risk. But as the business landscape has become more complex over the past decade, the role of an FD has changed.